Book Review: In a Sunburned Country aka Down Under by Bill Bryson


Cover of "Down Under"

Cover of Down Under

It’s been a few years since I read my first Bill Bryson book, A Walk in the WoodsI really enjoyed it.

In a Sunburned Country (also known as Down Under) followed suit. It is a delightful book about Bill’s travels throughout Australia. As I’ve always been interested in Australia and have wanted to visit, this book was an informative narrative about its people, places and unusual history.

Bill visits the cities, small towns and ventures into the outback. He has some great stories to tell about the uniqueness of this country. He freely admits that he loves the place and it’s evident in his writing. I particularly enjoyed his dry sense of humor sprinkled throughout In a Sunburned Country and I prefer that title over the European Down Under version.

 If you ever wanted to learn about the “real” Australia, this is the book for you. It’s long but well worth it.

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